Hedi Slimane does extravagant sixties London for Saint Laurent AW14, read about it and watch the whole show here.
As is always, Slimane made his AW14 show for Saint Laurent more like a concert than an actual runway show. Constantly inspired by cool indie rock and glam rock and roll Slimane looked towards sixties London for inspiration for his latest show but not as you already know it. The sixties mod thing has been done over but just like he did with Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi completely re-imagines it, sparkly Mary Janes and all.
The models looked ready to be falling around on the arm of the world biggest rock stars or standing stage side in the ideal rock and roll outfits. The show opened with massive mechanical metal gold arms which opened out to create an alley for the models to walk through. The silhouettes screamed sixties with an array of super short shift dresses, A-line coats, capes and collared dresses. It was a very outerwear heavy collection with a range of short leather jackets, longer leather A-line coats, mod parkas (worn so perfectly by Edie Campbell), monochrome fur coats and tartan capes. As for dresses and skirts, none fell below the knee in fact most hemlines skimmed just under the crotch, but never fear all were paired with super thick, black opaque tights.
To stop it wandering too far in to mock mod and to reiterate a glam luxe feel, luxurious fabrics and metallic lurex was heavily used and embellishment kept it from becoming too safe. It was casual yet glamorous at the same time. Outfits were paired with sparkly knee high boots or Mary-Janes. There was a definite air and celebration of youth culture, Hedi has helped make Saint Laurent a label highly desirable for all the uber cool bright young things.
Follow the link to watch the show: Saint Laurent AW14.